A visit back in time to June 6, 1944 - D-Day Landings on the Norman coastline (Cote de Nacre), France. To see the memorials here is to recall and pay tribute to the heroic deeds that helped shape the world as we know it today.
Why did they choose Normandy? The distance from England is 100 miles. Why June 6, 1944? It was a dark night and a full moon, the half tide was rising and it was good weather.
Les Braves Sculputre on Omaha Beach, Normandy Region of France
The beautiful coastline from Pointe du Hoc
Pointe du Hoc was a German Battery with a 100 ft cliff overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy in Northern France. Pointe du Hoc US Rangers Monumnet
Artificial harbor near Arromanches, France
The American Military Cemetery has the largest collection of war graves in Normandy. A total of 9,386 crosses (also, some stares of David) of Carrara marble rise from the carefully tended lawn. Here a yellow rose for just one fallen solider, Rex A. Wheat of Indiana.
“The Spirit of American Youth Rising From the Waves,” facing west toward the headstones. The symbolic figure is a reminder of the youth of the D-Day troops and the heroism they displayed.
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